Happy Family Art

What we are about.

Hello.  Welcome to HappyFamilyArt, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft instructions, coloring pages and more! Here you will find our happy family learning, traveling, making art and having fun!

happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states.  You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun!

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have.  So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

You can also explore our JEWELRY DIY INSTRUCTONS, our CRAFTY THINGS TUTORIALS to see many great craft ideas and tutorials, or the SEWING area.  We also have a section dedicated to OUR ART.  If you click on the BLOG you will find the things we learn, books, textbooks.

Please feel free to stay a while.  Explore the menu above, or see what is new below.

Take a look at what’s new at Happy Family Art:

Our Visit To Yestercades Middlesex County DestinationsOur Visit To Yestercades

Take a look at how our visit to Yestercades of Somerville went.  The kids had a lot of fun in this exciting arcade.

Our Visit To Sandy Hook LighthouseOur Visit To Sandy Hook Lighthouse

It was such a pleasure to visit this wonderful National Park.  We had a great time at the tour, and hope you will too!

Our Visit To Bowman Hill Wildflower PreserveBowman Hill Wildflower Preserve

Great place for a hike.  Hike the preserve, see Washington Crossing Park, and visit the Bowman Tower.

Coloring PagesMothers Day Flowers Coloring Pages

More new coloring pages. Right now there is Mothers Day flowers, and more!

Roses Flowers Coloring PagesArt Update for April 2015

I’m trying to get past a rut, an icky place where art doesn’t happen.  Here are some tips on how to get over it!

Our Visit To Duke Farms Somerset County DestinationsDuke Farms

We have revisited this wonderful place this month, twice. It is a truly beautiful place to see.  Here is the original post, with some updates and new photos.

How To Sew A PillowcaseHow To Sew A Pillowcase

This is a great easy project for someone just starting out to sew.  It is easy, you will get to know your sewing machine, and will make something useful!

Our Visit To Double Trouble State Park Ocean County NJDouble Trouble State Park

This state park is a great place to come and cool off on a hot summer day. It has an active cranberry farm, a cool creek, hiking trails and a historic town.

Polymer Clay Hair Clips TutorialPolymer Clay Hair Clips Tutorial

This is a great easy project, especially for someone just starting out to play with polymer clay.

Our Visit To Thomas Edison Memorial Tower in Edison NJThomas Edison Center 

We went for a tour at this great little Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park.  It was a wonderful way to get to know Edison better.

Our Visit To Princeton University and Princeton Art MuseumPrinceton University and Princeton Art Museum

Princeton is an exciting place with a lot to see, and I’m glad we have more then one day to be there.

Recycled Aluminum Can Butterfly JewelryAluminum Can Butterflies

Make these butterflies from aluminum cans and turn them into anything you like.  I made necklaces and earrings, and already gave a many as little gifts.